The GoFundMe campaign that allows private citizens to help President Trump fund the new U.S.-Mexico border wall is skyrocketing in its first few days. And now liberals are launching a laughable campaign to counter it.
The “We The People Will Fund The Wall” was started by triple amputee US Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage this week. He had received over $13 million in donations for the wall by 4 45 p.m. Eastern on Friday after more than 200,000 people participated.
“Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victory,” Kolfage warned on the GoFundMe page. “They'd rather see President Trump fail, than see America succeed. However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.”
As the campaign has gained conservative media coverage, the donations have come pouring in. And it’s caught the attention of liberal activists who want illegal immigration into America to be even more rampant than it already is.
The “Ladders to Get Over Trump’s Wall” GoFundMe campaign was created in response. Although satirical, it had managed to pull in over $96,000 by late Friday afternoon.
The GoFundMe ladders page mocks the wall page, claiming it will never reach its $1 billion goal. Trump needs $5 billion for the wall, but having 1/5th of that taken care of by private citizens is expected to send a clear message to Congress.
The Ladders campaign believes it may not reach its own $100 million goal but says it’ll still get back at Trump supporters by using the money to buy, not ladders, but rather provide “free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.”
As if by helping a group of people that Trump supporters often help through churches and private charities would really stick it to them.
Meanwhile, the Wall fund is drawing attention from sizable donors, too. As of late Friday morning, the largest donor was an anonymous one who gifted $50,000. The second highest amount — $12,000 — was donated in the name of Fortress Stabilization Systems, which appears to be a basement wall repair company headquartered in Michigan.
Kolfage said he’s working through the process of getting the money to the Trump Administration and is working with “very high level contacts.” The vet became nationally known after he got into a battle with a social media giant over the shutting down of his page before the midterm elections.